Beer Gardens in Cardiff

When the sky is clear and the sun decides to make an appearance, there are few better ways to soak up all that vital vitamin D that by having a few drinks in a beautifully decorated beer garden. Boasting a long line-up of great pubs and bars, Cardiff is always going to hold the perfect location for your lazy weekends and frivolous after work drinks. So without further ado, we've compiled an enticing list of sun-soaked, beautifully-decorated beer gardens in Cardiff.

Last updated on 25th February 2021

Designed with sunny Saturdays in mind, Slug and Lettuce is one of the best spots to sip cocktails outside in Cardiff. In the summer months, the terrace out front is decked out with garden furniture, leafy plants and huge umbrellas - perfect for shading from the midday heat.

If you're looking for beer gardens near Cathays, The Woodville is one of our top picks. The quirky boozer is adorned with brightly coloured walls, neon lights and pool tables. Swing by on a summer's day to sip on local ales on the pretty terrace to the front of the pub.

An affordable boozer and sports bar located just a short walk away from Cardiff University, Gassy's is a guaranteed winner when the sun decides to shine. Grab one of the streetside tables and spend the day chowing down on hearty pub grub while knocking back real ale - all at prices that won't break the bank.

With only a few tables out front, if you're keen for an alfresco feast at Hub Box you need to get down there early. The Mermaid Quay restaurant serves up some of the city's finest burgers, with a menu of boozy shakes and craft ales to wash it down with.

Boasting a balcony area on the pub's first floor alongside an elevated outdoor patio, the Dock is a fun pub sat in the heart of Mermaid Quay. Sleek and stylish, with stunning waterfront views, this unique take on the beer make garden makes for a perfect post-office jaunt, or pretty spot to enjoy with the other half.

A community pub with a whole lotta heart, The Landsdowne offers regulars and stop-ins alike the chance to sample some excellent craft beers and soak up some sunshine in their sprawling yard space complete with picnic benches and regular outdoor events.

The Vulcan Lounge on Wyverne Road offers everything you could possible want from a traditional British pub. A great selection of beer and a friendly clientele makes for a fun ambience, while the quaint beer garden, framed by vine-covered walls, acts as a sanctuary to escape the bustle of the city. 

Cardiff's favourite cinema, theatre space and community hub is also a delightful spot to enjoy some summer sunshine with a drink in hand. Head over to Pontcanna where you'll be able to sink some seriously good cocktails, or enjoy a classic cold pint in the arts centre's charming outdoor area.

Home to one of the sunniest beer gardens in Cardiff, this friendly Cathedral Road boozer is the only place you'll want to find yourself come July. Nab a table on the terrace and prepare to sink pints and feast on tasty pub grub until dusk falls.